Well there is only one game I am truly interested in today…Saints v Bears. Who I’ll be rooting for in this contest is a no brainer for 2 reasons. First I love the city and people of NOLA. This game is huge for them (read Oyster).
So that ought to be enough but also in the mix and can not be ignored is the fact of the Packer fan relationship to the Bears. In sum…we hate da Bears. Now before any of you Bears’ fans give me hell let me explain by way of this story.
When I was in graduate school in Milwaukee and living in Green Bay (another story) I worked as a hotel porter. One of our tasks was to pick up NFL officials for Packer games and also take them to the airport after the games. The latter was very interesting as during the ride to the airport they would talk about the game and the players. They also would offer me large sums of money to run all the red lights to get them to the airport on time. But I digress.
One of my friends also worked as a porter. One day she returned from picking up an NFL official and had a most puzzling look on her face. I asked what was up and she said she’s had the weirdest conversation with the official riding in to the hotel…
OFFICIAL: Are you excited about the game?
FRIEND: Oh yeah. I hate the Bears
OFFICIAL: Tell me just why is that?
FRIEND: Ah ..well…ummm…ah…We’re born that way
After the recounting, she and I shook our heads in dismay, saying …Sheesh how could he not know THAT!
That folks is the best answer I have ever heard to explain the Packer/Bear conflict at least for those above the Northern border.
It is, what it is, so for any of our readers who are Bears’ fans please understand, though I am older, wiser and more peaceful…nature still calls…so do understand when I say big and bold Geaux Saints!!!